Durham Code Enforcement Officer available, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 5-7 p.m., Durham Town Office.

Freeport Coastal Waters Commission, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 6 p.m., Freeport Community Center.

Benefits of Having a Portland Public Library card, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 6:30 p.m., Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive. Seminar to learn about some online resources that can be accessed from home with a Portland Public Library card.

Free movie at Freeport Community Library, Thursday, Nov. 15, 1 p.m., “Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day,” with Amy Adams and Frances McDormand. Popcorn will be served.

Pownal Scenic and Historical Society annual meeting, Thursday, Nov. 15, 7 p.m., DeWitt Room at Mallett Hall. Major acquisitions to the society will be on display and their provenance discussed. Pownal Scenic and Historical Society supported projects for 2012 will be reviewed, and a budget for 2013 will be adopted. For more information, call Donna Boyles, 688-4780.

Freeport Women’s Club, Friday, Nov. 16, 1 p.m., Freeport Community Library. Dr. Fred Cichoki, science professor at Senior College, University of Maine will be presenting “Energy, Ecology and the Environment, and What You Should Know Before it’s Too Late.” All welcome.

Freeport Lioness-Lions annual craft fair and luncheon, Saturday, Nov. 17, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Harraseeket Grange Hall, Elm Street, Freeport. Lunch, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., with homemade fish chowder, chili, steamed hot dogs, homemade pies, soda and water. Fair features fresh balsam wreaths, jewelry, hand knit items, homemade cards and ornaments, stained glass and photography. Raffle with many items donated by local businesses. Proceeds benefit the club’s efforts in Freeport and surrounding communities. For more information, visit the Freeport Lioness-Lion website at eclubhouse.org/sites/freeportlioness.

Durham PTA craft fair, Saturday, Nov. 17, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Durham Community School gym. PTA will serve coffee, breakfast pastries, baked goods, homemade soups and breads and a hot dog lunch.

“Miss Lisa’s Songs and Stories,” Saturday, Nov. 17, 10-11 a.m., Children’s Room, Freeport Community Library.

U.S. Air Force Colonial Brass concert, Saturday, Nov. 17, 1 p.m., Freeport Community Library. Free. Seating limited. Audience should arrive early.

Ecumenical Thanksgiving service, Sunday, Nov. 18, 7 p.m., First Congregational Church of Durham UCC at 773 Royalsborough Road, Durham. An all-faiths service with light refreshments to follow. Donations of non-perishable foods will be accepted and there will be a free will offering to benefit the Lisbon Area Christian Outreach Food Pantry.

Flu clinic, Monday, Nov. 19, 9-11 a.m., Tuttle Road UU Church, 52 Tuttle Road, Cumberland. The clinic is handicapped accessible. Bring Medicare or insurance card. For more information, call 829-3766.

Durham Public Works Feasibility Study Committee, Monday, Nov. 19, 6-8 p.m., Durham Town Office.

Award-winning children’s musician Sammie Haynes, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 10 a.m., Freeport Community Library. Haynes’ latest CD, “Nature’s ABC’s” on the Gentle Wind label, has received four awards, including a Parent’s Choice.

Durham selectmen, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 6:30 p.m., Durham Town Office.

Freeport Conservation Commission, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 7 p.m., Freeport Community Center.

Community Thanksgiving service, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 7 p.m., Community of Christ, 49 Park St., Freeport. Guest preacher will be the Rev. Peter Heinrichs, pastor of the First Congregational Church. People are asked to donate canned or non-perishable food the Freeport Community Services Food Bank or cash for the Freeport Community Services Fuel Fund. For more information, contact the Rev. Sandy Williams at 865-4404.

Durham Town Office closed, Friday, Nov. 23, in observance of Thanksgiving.

Joint meeting of Durham and Pownal selectmen, Monday, Nov. 26, 6 p.m., Mallett Hall, Pownal.

Maine author Monica Wood, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 7 p.m., Freeport Community Library Community Meeting Room. Wood’s new book is a memoir, “When We Were the Kennedys.”

Freeport general assistance public hearing, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 8 p.m., Merriconeag Waldorf School, 57 Desert Road, Freeport

We love to eat

Free Thanksgiving feast, Thursday, Nov. 22, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Freeport Community Center. A free Thanksgiving dinner, hosted by Jonas and Kate Werner of Azure Cafe? and cooked by executive chef Christopher Bassett, will be served to family, friends and neighbors. The public is invited for a whole meal or a cup of coffee and homemade pie. Hot, boxed dinners are available for those in need. Contact Sue Mack for an application at 865-3985.

Freeport Elders Pancake Breakfast, first and third Saturday of the month, 8-10 a.m., Freeport Community Center, 53 Depot St. Deluxe: Pancakes, eggs, sausages, biscuits, OJ, tea and coffee, $4.50. Regular: Pancakes, sausages, OJ, tea or coffee, $3.50. Seniors deduct $0.50.

Third Friday free lunch, third Friday of every month, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Freeport Community Center, 53 Depot St.

Free movie at Freeport Community Library, Thursday, Dec. 20, 1 p.m.. “The King’s Speech,” with Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham Carter. Popcorn will be served.

Free movie at Freeport Community Library, Thursday, Jan. 3, 1 p.m., “The Artist,” starring Berenice Bejo and Jean Dujardin. Popcorn will be served.

Free movie at Freeport Community Library, Thursday, Jan. 17, 1 p.m., “Sweet Land,” with Tim Guinee and Elizabeth Reaser. Popcorn will be served.

Free movie at Freeport Community Library, Thursday, Feb. 7, 1 p.m., “The Long, Hot Summer,” with Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward. Popcorn will be served.

Free movie at Freeport Community Library, Thursday, Feb. 21, 1 p.m., “Undertaking Betty,” with Brenda Blethyn, Alfred Molina, Naomi Watts and Christopher Walken. Popcorn will be served.

Free movie at Freeport Community Library, Thursday, March, 1 p.m., “To Kill a Mockingbird,” with Gregory Peck. Popcorn will be served.

Ongoing Events

Firewood raffle, to benefit Alexandra Daniel, a Freeport teenager with epilepsy. The raffle prize is one cord of firewood delivered to the winner’s home. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5. The firewood will be on display at the North Freeport General Store until the drawing on Nov. 23. Tickets are available at the store, or by calling Becky and James Daniel at 865-0645.

“Buttons, Rum & Rakes,” Freeport Historical Society exhibit celebrating Freeport’s mercantile past, runs through March 2, 45 Main St., Freeport, Monday through Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturdays 1-4 p.m. For more information, visit www.freeporthistoricalsociety.org.

Weekly story time, for toddlers and pre-schoolers, Tuesdays, Freeport Community Library. Three different sessions. 9:30 a.m. and 9:45 a.m., separate 15-minute story times for toddlers. Thirty-minute story time for pre-schoolers at 10 a.m. For more information, visit www.freeportlibrary.com or call 865-3307.

Freeport Community Thrift Shop, open Mondays through Fridays 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturdays from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and closed on Sundays, Freeport Community Center.

Freeport Rotary, breakfast meetings every Wednesday from 7-8 a.m., Broad Arrow Tavern, Harraseeket Inn, Main Street, Freeport. Prospective new members welcome.

North Pownal United Methodist Church food pantry, open every Tuesday from 10:30 a.m.-noon. All are welcome.

Durham Town Office, open Mondays from 9 a.m. to noon and 1-7 p.m., Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4:30 p.m., the office is closed all day on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. For more information, call 353-2561.

Pownal Town Office, open Mondays from 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. and Tuesdays through Thursdays from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The town office is closed Fridays and weekends. For more information, call 688-4611.

Freeport Town Hall, open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. The offices are closed on Fridays. For more information, call 865-4743.

Pownal selectmen, meet every Monday at 7 p.m. in Mallett Hall. Check the community calendar for dates or call the town office at 688-4611.

Freeport Third Friday, through December. Visit local merchants and check out arts and crafts from local artisans. Freeport residents receive 10 percent off purchases at select merchants. For more information, visit Freeportusa.com.

Aikido class, Wednesdays, 4 -6 p.m.- Freeport Community Center, 53 Depot St.

Open play, Thursdays,10-11 a.m., Freeport Community Center, 53 Depot St. Open for kids from infants to age 5, for more information, contact the Freeport Families Network at [email protected]

Religion and spirituality

Durham Congregational Church, 73 Royalsborough Road, Durham. Sunday services each week at 10 a.m. All are welcome.

Durham Friends Meeting, 532 Quaker Meeting House Road.Worship services every Sunday 10:30 a.m. Adult Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.

First Parish Church, 422 Hallowell Road, Pownal, Sunday services at 9:30 a.m. All-ages Sunday school follows at 11 a.m. For more information, call 688-4846.

?First Baptist Church, 185 Main St., Freeport, Sunday services at 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday school from nursery school to adult, Sunday at 9:30 a.m. For more information, call 865-4404.? ?First Parish Church Congregational, UCC, 40 Main St., Freeport. Sunday services at 10 a.m. For more information, call 865-6022.?

North Pownal United Methodist Church, 851 Lawrence Road, Pownal. Worship service Sundays at 9 a.m.

St. Jude’s Roman Catholic Church, Main Street, Freeport. Masses Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 846-5584 ??Seventh-day Adventist Church, Pownal Road, Freeport. Saturday worship at 11 a.m. Sabbath School, Saturdays at 10 a.m. For more information, call 865-3990.??South Freeport Church, UCC, South Freeport Village. Sunday worship 9:30 a.m. For more information, call 865-4012.

Shiloh Chapel, Shiloh Road, Durham. Nondenominational services Sundays at 10 a.m. For more information, visit www.shilohchapelmaine.org.

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